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Sharing Your Life Story Shouldn't Be Scary

Written by: Devon noel Lee Panic set in as beta readers began reading chapters for my upcoming memoir "From Metal to Rhinestones," the story of my teenage quest for a beauty pageant crown. What if the readers hated the manuscript?...

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Mental Health and Resources Under Medicare: Advice for Seniors

Written by: June Duncan Most older adults understand that Medicare is an important resource that helps them cover the ever-increasing cost of health care. But having coverage and knowing where to find help if you suffer from depression are two...

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My 5 Favorite Tech Gadgets for Genealogy

Written by: Jake Fletcher The genealogy world is at a crossroads right now. Some purists continue to avoid adapting modern tech innovations into their research procedures, while others have fully embraced the brave new world of modern genealogy. At this...

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My Dad Is My Rock. But That Rock Is Starting To Crumble, And So Am I

Written by: Farrah Hollabaugh For the most part, many of us probably look up to our parents in one way or another. Sometimes they will inspire us. Sometime they will push us to be better. And sometimes they give us...

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5 Easy Ways To Keep Your Family Stories Growing All Year

Written by: Shannon Combs-Bennett Well this third rock has gone around the sun...again. And if you are like most people, you have made some resolutions and yet most likely broken a few as well. Don't feel bad though. It's never too...

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Keep One New Year's Resolution Today - Write Now!

Written by: Devon Noel Lee So, how are those New Year's Resolutions coming along? It's mid way through January. Have you forgotten them? Are you working on them? Have you thought about a resolution that relates to recording your memories in...

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7 Modern Expressions And Traditions With Origins From The 1500's That Will Leave You Saying "OMG!"

How are you enjoying the modern luxuries of life lately? Are you resting comfortably on your sleep number mattress? Is your Jacuzzi tub just calling your name this evening? As the nights get colder, are you still walking along the...

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10 Things You Didn't Know About America's Footprints

As a fairly new player in town, we tend to get a lot of questions from our members and our visitors. As people continue to learn more about America's Footprints, they discover a platform that is both new and very...

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3 Holiday Disasters That Make the Best Stories

Written by: Paige A. Mitchell From burnt turkeys to minor injuries, our Hallmark holidays are often imperfect. Some of us have a hard time accepting that, but we, fortunately, have the optimistic believers who err toward the bright side things....

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Active, Fit and Happy: Tips for Seniors on Staying Healthy

Written by: June Duncan If you're an older adult, you may not be quite as active or mobile as you once were, but that doesn't mean you can't continue to lead a healthy, balanced life. Staying active is a big...

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A Woman's Act Of Kindness For A Stranger In A Grocery Store Turns Into A $10,000 Donation

Did you know this story was also featured on the Make A Difference Spotlight Podcast? Just look for episode #052! Ever hear the expression "a simple act of kindness will be rewarded back to you tenfold?" Well that's exactly what...

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Why The Holidays Are The Best Time To Continue Traditions Through Stories

Written by: Shannon Combs-Bennett Many people, the world over, partake in various celebrations this time of year. They may be religious or secular celebrations but the common theme to them is love and family. Even if there is no snow for...

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KITT And The General Lee Make A Difference For Some Teens On Thanksgiving Day

"One man can make a difference." -Wilton Knight Those few words became the premise to a television series that introduced one of the most iconic cars of all time. Knight Rider was a show from the early 1980's that featured...

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What Seniors Need to Know to Help Them Sleep Better Tonight

Written by: Jason Lewis Getting a good night's sleep is essential to feel your best and maintain overall health, especially for older adults. Some people assume that fatigue and insomnia are just a natural part of getting older, but it...

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Hit A Brick Wall In Your Family History Research? These Tips Can Help!!

Written by: Rachel Dunkley If you find that you have hit a brick wall in your family history research, don't despair!!! There are numerous avenues that are open to you in order for you to possibly break down that wall...

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